Nærboks parcel network due to be rolled out across Denmark

After a successful pilot in two Danish cities, PostNord and SwipBox are to install another 2,000 Nærboks parcel lockers in communities around Denmark.

The parcel lockers are to be open 24/7 for maximum convenience. Peter Kjær Jensen, CEO of PostNord Denmark, commented: “We have tested the Nærboks parcel lockers in Kolding municipality and Sonderborg municipality. The citizens in both municipalities have really welcomed the parcel lockers, so we’re ready to move forward and roll out the new parcel infrastructure across the country. By placing the parcel lockers close to where the Danes are and live, Nærboks will set new standards for how easy and convenient parcel delivery can be. They are open day and night – exactly when the end user will use it.”

With the rapid growth of e-commerce in Denmark there is a need for increased parcel locker capacity. Allan Kaczmarek, CEO of SwipBox, says: “The Nærboks solution is close to home and the parcel lockers require no electricity or internet connection, which makes them very easy to set up. The pilot in the two municipalities has been great and we have learned a lot. So, we are now ready to roll out the network so all Danes can use it, and we hope everyone will welcome the concept with the same enthusiasm as the citizens of Kolding and Sonderborg.”

The Nærboks network is carrier-agnostic, allowing nearly every parcel sent to be left in one by any carrier. DHL has joined PostNord in using the network, with other carriers set to join them soon.

PostNord state that there are plans for a total of 10,000 Nærboks lockers around the country. The first cities to have them will be Copenhagen and Aarhus, with more cities to follow in 2020.


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